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    Default Best way to give Losec tablets

    Hi everyone. DD(3m) was on Losec suspension for reflux initially but wasnt very effective. The paed felt it might be because it was suspension form and suggested to try tablets dissolved in water or milk. shes bf. I just wanted to know..after cutting the tablet ,do I have to crush and dissolve in water or put the cut piece of tablet in water or milk and give it?? Whats the best method of giving..syringe,spoon?? Shes prescribed 2.5mg (1/4th of 10mg tablet) twice a day

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    I actually find the suspension form much better but when we were giving a smaller dose DH would put the liquid in a medicine cup and soak the tablet portion for about 15 minutes and spoon it in. If you use a syringe you find they don't get it all as it often becomes clumpy.

    Also is your bub really small? Thats a very small dosage and we increased from 5mg a day to 10mg after DD hit 4kg
    Thanks for replying!! Shes 4.7kg, the paed said we'll start with small dose and increase if needed.

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    Never crush the tablet. I use to pop the tablet into the syringe which contained the water and shook until dissolved. Would then administer thru the syringe. There would be bits left over so would add a tiny more bit of water to get these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANS View Post
    Never crush the tablet. I use to pop the tablet into the syringe which contained the water and shook until dissolved. Would then administer thru the syringe. There would be bits left over so would add a tiny more bit of water to get these.
    Thanks ANS!! Thats what confused me..that if i cushed the tablets wont that decrease their effectiveness. Thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANS View Post
    Never crush the tablet. I use to pop the tablet into the syringe which contained the water and shook until dissolved. Would then administer thru the syringe. There would be bits left over so would add a tiny more bit of water to get these.
    This is exactly what I did too. Worked perfectly. The suspension did not agree with DS at all.

    Good luck!

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